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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Break long programlisting lines without spaces?

On 04/14/2011 03:06 AM, Jirka Kosek wrote:
> David Cramer wrote:
>> I've done a little research on this and found on the fop list some
>> discussion (pasted below). The fop developers feel that using the
>> hyphenation character to achieve this is an abuse of the
>> hypenation-character property.
> I don't think so. Are FOP developers aware of the fact that DocBook
> stylesheets insert soft-hyphen (U+00AD) character at all places of
> possible break? This characters marks possible places for hyphenation.
>> However, it is to my mind an obvious and
>> important thing to want to do, so I would say that it's an omission from
>> the FO-spec. 
> Of course U+00AD is defined in Unicode and not in XSL-FO.
>> I've meant to post on the fop list asking for an extension
>> feature of some kind to allow for this situation without abusing any
>> features, but haven't gotten around to it.
> It would be nice to ask FOP developers why they think it is abuse. I
> don't see any evidence for this neither in Unicode nor in XSL-FO spec. I
> think that this probably lives in area where exact behaviour is
> implementation dependent. So obvious thing to do is to follow useful
> behavior of market leaders (XEP, XSL Formatter).
> 				Jirka
In that case, we should take this over to the fop list. I think you'll
do a better job at making the argument than I would, but I'll be there
to give what you say a +1. Fop has come a long way and produces good
output, but for many users this one issue will be a deal killer.


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